Members of the Wolkerstorfer team attended the Subsea Tieback Conference in San Antonio, Texas this past March. So you may ask what exactly is a Subsea Tieback? It is a link between a satellite field and an existing production oil well on the ocean’s floor. The advantage of this is that it is now feasible to go after marginal wells without all the major capital requirements of a full production well. We continue to work closely with our customers, to meet the rigid coating demands of NACE for this challenging industry.
We are pleased to announce our re-approval by Gulfstream Aerospace for our Quality Systems, Conversion Coatings and Fluorescent Penetrant Inspection. Due to demand, we are now also approved to do Black Oxide, Chromic Acid Anodize Type I, Sulfuric Acid Anodize Type II, Dry Film Lubricants and Passivation. For a complete listing of our Gulfstream Approvals please review the attached letter.
Already known as a premiere testing and metal finishing company to the aerospace and military industries, we now are approved and certified for subsea work. A local company that had specific requirements for the coating of massive components for petro-chemical market, approached us to see if there would be some interest. With some of the largest metal finishing equipment in the Midwest, and the attention for detail required in aerospace, we were a perfect match for this demanding industry. If you have finishing needs for subsea applications please feel free to contact our Sales department.
We have received a number of requests for us to pursue Nadcap accreditation for Paint and Stainless Steel Passivation. In an effort to continue to support our current and hopefully our new client base this is now under management review. If you have an interest in seeing us expand our current offerings in these or other areas please contact our Sales department at 651-636-0720.
As part of our ongoing continuing education, we are sending two of our managers to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in October for the Annual PRI Nadcap Meeting. This four day event covers all the latest audit procedures and hot topics relating to the current military and federal specifications. It is Wolkerstorfer Company’s commitment to our Nadcap accreditation and the firm belief that we follow all protocol when testing and finishing our customer’s parts.
Wolkerstorfer Company was well represented at the 2015 NASF (National Association of Surface Finishers) SUR/FIN Manufacturing and Technology Trade Show and Conference. This is the finishing industry’s largest conference and trade show sponsored by NASF, featuring more than 80 speakers and 14 comprehensive sessions. SUR/FIN provides the finishing industry with cutting-edge content and unparalleled networking opportunities in a dynamic business-to-business environment. Now in its 97th year, SUR/FIN is the longest running conference in the industry-and the only event produced exclusively by the National Association for Surface Finishing.
This year’s SUR/FIN drew nearly 2,000 attendees, over 180 industry suppliers, service providers and qualified buyers from the world’s top finishing and plating companies. Wolkerstorfer Company is proud to support this conference and our industry.
Wolkerstorfer is a proud sponsor of the Viking’s 10th Annual Playground Build. Vikings players, coaches and General Manager Rick Spielman, along with volunteers of the city of Falcon Heights, finished the task of building a school playground in one day without the help of machines or power tools. Great Job Everyone! Read Full Article
The 2015 NASF Washington Forum is an annual event that provides an opportunity to gain valuable insights into the regulatory, legislative and legal challenges ahead for the finishing industry.
We listened to presentations on existing regulations as well as on policy developments, and the challenges they present. Some of the topics included this year: potential changes to federal EPA effluent limits for finishing operations, precedent-setting litigation on EPA’s Chromium air emissions rule, federal legislative reform efforts to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and executive actions at OSHA and the NLRB affecting workplace employment and safety regulations.
In addition to education and networking, we had an opportunity to spend time on Capitol Hill meeting with Senators, Representatives, and senior congressional staff discussing the impact that the aforementioned topics have on our industry and therefore on our business.
We are pleased to announce that Wolkerstorfer Company will be the featured article in the June addition our national trade magazine, “Products Finishing”.
We are celebrating 120 years of service in the testing and finishing industry which is a true milestone for any industry. “Products Finishing” serves the metal finishing industry relating to paint, electroplating, mechanical finishing and testing.
Pictured from left to right is Kurt Weamer, Chris Wolkerstorfer and Steffen Wolkerstorfer from the Wolkerstorfer Company alongside Todd Luciano and Tim Pennington from “Products Finishing” magazine.